Christians should not be discouraged

Some American Christians see what is happening in the country in which they live and may be feeling very discouraged at this time in our political and cultural history.  I’m not talking here only about white wealthy paranoid Christians.  I’m including all true Christians of all ethnicity and colors, Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and moderates, at all economic levels.

If this includes the reader, you might feel like the God you put your faith in is asleep at the wheel.  You may have run out of, or are too weary to provide, answers to the folks who are charging that the man Jesus of Nazareth was either a liar or a lunatic.  With what you would label as pure evil running rampant in America, you simply don’t understand how your God could have included all these despicable actions and consequences in his master plan for mankind.

You may be especially puzzled that a country that seemed to be formed and operating under his blessing for so many years would allow what you would call its “good” and hard working dependable citizens to suffer.  And then, consequently, allow its “bad” and parasitical freeloading citizens, and some political rulers, to be totally trashing your God’s play book…and getting away with it!

Your faith is deeply tested when you see those who oppose your vision of right and wrong apparently getting on top; while holding the opposite vision, beating their chests and declaring themselves the victors.

Go to sleep peacefully tonight with the following thought.  They are not the victors.  They have been sent a strong delusion to believe they are the victors.  Jesus Christ is the Lord (not a liar or a lunatic) and he is the victor.

You are not on the losing side as they gleefully declare, but reality has been designed to give them the impression that they are on the winning side if they willfully fall for the delusion.  There is a gulf of difference in the perspectives between those two propositions!

We only have to observe natural human nature to know how self-centered losers act.  I feel compelled to end on a loving command on how victors are to act towards one another:  “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)

Kenny J. Wolf  (#73)
August 11, 2012

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